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The author in her home. Photo courtesy of My So-Called Selfish Life

Childfree Women Are Amazing: A Look At My So-Called Selfish Life

The fact that childfree women exist is remarkable, apparently, and people really want to know how we got this way, as untoward and dangerous as we Read...
Chanel Dubofsky    |   10.9.17   |   SHARE
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But sometimes when I’m going through all of these emotions, I’m hard on myself and use that “lazy mom” label.

I'm Not A Lazy Mom, I'm In Survival Mode

I can't just embrace the chaos. I wish I could follow the advice: “Stop stressing, Allison, you work full time, stop comparing yourself to mothers Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.8.17   |   SHARE
Families
When I look into his eyes, I see my own. And in them, I see the disease we share reflected, bipolar disorder.

I Gave My Son Bipolar Disorder

I look in his eyes and I see my own. I see pain and confusion; I see the boy I loved so dearly and the man I love even more. I gave my son bipolar Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.5.17   |   SHARE
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I want to live my best life and, honestly, it's exhausting.

The Endless Quest To 'Live My Best Life:' Honestly, It's Just Exhausting

I want to live my best life and, honestly, it's exhausting. Sometimes I wish I could just take a break and say I'm content with where I'm at. Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   10.5.17   |   SHARE
Minds
What can you do for your kids after tragedy? We have some helpful tips!

7 Things You Can Do For Your Kids After Tragedy

Following a tragedy we are left devastated and desperate for answers. And what about our kids? Here are 7 things you can do for your kids after Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.2.17   |   SHARE
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I'm Postpartum — Please Stop Talking To Me About How I Look

There’s so much going on with a postpartum mom, so much more than meets the eye, and we need to be aware of that. Stop talking about her body! Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.2.17   |   SHARE
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I'm learning to let go of my perfectionism.

On Learning To Let Go Of My Perfectionism

I am a compulsive memorizer. I am terrified of making a mistake, ever. But I'm learning to let go of my perfectionism. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   09.29.17   |   SHARE
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Many believe that validating a child’s feelings, always, leads to whiny, clingy, entitled children. That just isn’t the case.

Validating A Child Doesn't Mean Coddling Them

Validating a child isn't telling them what's worth or not worth crying over. We don't get to judge our kids for having a different perspective. Read...
Sam Milam    |   09.27.17   |   SHARE
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